Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Twenty-five years ago, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered a thought-provoking lecture entitled Some Thoughts on Autonomy and Equality in Relation to Roe v. Wade.1 One of her central points was that Roe v. Wade “sparked public opposition and academic criticism” partly because the Court “presented an incomplete justification for its action.”2 The(More)
Why are judicial nominees allowed to refuse to answer questions about important issues that could come before the courts? We address this question by examining the information environment surrounding judicial nominations. Using the Supreme Court as our example, we formulate a model that departs from the existing literature by incorporating the fact that the(More)
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